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Provisional Election Results Show Angola's Longtime Ruling Party Is Staying Put

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 12:25:55 +0000

On 23 August, more than 9 million Angolans were called to elect the new president.

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Angolan Activists Create a Platform To Monitor Presidential Elections

Sat, 05 Aug 2017 23:05:15 +0000

"...All of us complain of malpractice and electoral irregularities, so it is necessary that everybody acts as election monitors and remains alert."

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An Angolan Governor Loses His Job After Criticizing His Own Political Party in an Interview

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 15:30:04 +0000

Isaac Maria dos Anjos, ex-governor of the Angolan provínce of Benguela, is famous for his criticisms of the ruling MPLA party.

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In a Much-Criticized Display of Wealth, the Angolan President's Son Spent Half a Million Euros at a Charity Auction

Sun, 04 Jun 2017 20:22:03 +0000

"...being the son of who you are, we suspect that this money came out of the state coffers, that is to say it is our money..."

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Angola Is on Its Way to Ban Abortion Entirely and Women Are Fighting Back

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 00:23:36 +0000

Angola could join the handful of countries in the world which currently ban abortion in all cases.

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Erdogan's Purges Arrive in Angola

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 17:52:17 +0000

Critics say Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has engineered a police crackdown in Angola on an international private school.

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Soldiers Outnumber Residents in Angola’s Oil-Rich Cabinda, Says Activist Marcos Mavungo

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 16:21:59 +0000

"The crisis is so big, hunger is so bad, illness is so bad that people die like chickens."

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Will 2017 Be a Year of Political Change in Angola? Most Think Not.

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 12:38:43 +0000

After 37 years in office is President José Eduardo dos Santos really going to step back from power, as he seemed to announce?

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Angola's 15+2 Activists Released From Prison as They Await Appeal

Fri, 08 Jul 2016 12:51:27 +0000

The 17 activists were originally detained in June 2015, accused of organizing a rebellion. They say they were only discussing peaceful methods of protest.

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‘I'll Stay as Long as the Queen Allows Me to Stay’ and Other Brexit Reactions From the Portuguese-Speaking World

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 17:33:19 +0000

"Brexit...whatever happens from now on, no one can erase these results from citizens' memories."

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Protests Around the World Demand Justice for Angolan Activists, Imprisoned One Year Ago

Mon, 20 Jun 2016 14:33:02 +0000

"Because we need everyone who wants to help build a better Angola to be free to do it, because demonstrations are not war..."

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New Footage Shows Diamond Diggers Being Tortured With a Machete in Angola

Mon, 20 Jun 2016 09:51:30 +0000

"We are in 2016 and still have diggers being tortured with a machete."

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Europe Expects Big Progress From Angola Following Prisoner’s Liberation

Tue, 31 May 2016 08:39:37 +0000

The liberation of the Angolan activist, Marcos Mavungo, could be the start of the Angolan government respecting human rights, says an EU spokesperson.

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Let's Not Forget Nuno Dala, the Imprisoned Angolan Activist Now 3 Weeks Into a Hunger Strike

Fri, 01 Apr 2016 01:04:58 +0000

Nuno Dala, who's been on hunger strike for 22 days, is one of 17 activists, sentenced to prison for plotting a rebellion. A diabetic, Dala's health is in jeopardy.

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‘If There Is One Thing the Angolan Government Is Scared of, It Is People’

Thu, 26 Nov 2015 10:59:07 +0000

Read part two of an interview with Laurinda Gouveia, who is accused of inciting rebellion against the Angolan government for participating in a book group.

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